So, I’m making Mary new diapers in a larger size, with snaps to close them instead of velcro, because she can take off the velcro, but apparently not fast enough….
Conor discovered, the other day, a stopgap measure–if you put the velcro ones on backward, the tabs are less accessible and she doesn’t take them off.
She was napping today, and she started fussing a bit, so I went upstairs to get her. I walked into her room….well, before I even got to the room I thought, “What’s that smell?”
And then I opened the door and discovered that she had removed her diaper and liberally smeared all sides of her crib and everything in it with poo. I mean, it was everywhere.
Everywhere, that is, except on the diaper, which she had left completely clean, as though to taunt me.
Honestly, I wasn’t even sure how to go about cleaning up the mess. Conor was out volunteering, so I was stuck with it. I took her out and put her directly into the bathtub. I gave her a bath. I moved her to her playpen and washed Sophie the giraffe and her car keys and her copy of “Bear Snores On,” which had infant poo fingerprints on EVERY PAGE. I scrubbed the tub. I stripped the sheets off her bed and cleaned and disinfected the mattress cover. I mean, it was everywhere. Everywhere!
So anyway, we went on with our lives. Eventually Conor came home and I told him about it. We were hanging out playing with her and suddenly Conor looked at her and said, “Is that poop in your ear?”
Mary just grinned maniacally.
Anyway, it’s a good thing we’re cloth-diaper people, because she does the same thing with disposable diapers. Everything must snap!
In better and less disgusting news, check this out–our garden is gearing up.